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Plovdiv - The Pearl of Thrace

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...Explore Plovdiv holidays and discover the best time and places to visit ... PLOVDIV THE PEARL OF THRACE guide book 2007 - Bulgaria ... ... . Like Rome, Plovdiv straddles seven hills; but as Europe's oldest continuously inhabited city, it's far more ancient. It is best loved for its romantic old town, packed with colourful and creaky 19th-century mansions that are now house-museums, galleries and guesthouses. New discovery changes the Roman history of the city Ancient theater - the pearl of the Old town of Plovdiv. As a difference to the unseen and destroyed artifacts from all of the ... Plovdiv, Bulgaria - History of Plovdiv ... . As a difference to the unseen and destroyed artifacts from all of the epochs of human existence and civilizations in the heart of the old town of Plovdiv shines the only preserved, restored and functioning Аncient theater in Bulgaria. Today, 28.11,2016, the epigrafist Nikolay Sharankov ... Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Archaeologists have discovered pottery and other objects of everyday life from as early as the Neolithic Age, showing that in the end of the 7th millennium B.C there already was an established settlement there. According to Ammianus Marcellinus, Plovdiv's post-Bronze Age history places it as a Thracian fortified settlement named Eumolpias. Situated in the west of the Bulgarian part of Thrace, passed through it largest river in Bulgaria - Maritsa . So naturally the city is divided into two parts. North of Maritsa is located only region " North '' , also known by its old name Karshiaka and to the south is the main part of the city, including the other five regions . The Roman general Terentius Varo Lukulus captures Plovdiv and gives it the name Trimontium (City of Three Hills), making it capital of the province of Thrace. Trimontium is an important crossroads for the Roman Empire (sitting on the main 'via militaris' from Constantinople to Rome) and Lucian calls it "The largest and most beautiful of all ... 7 FACTS ABOUT PLOVDIV. Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria, currently with population around 380 000 people. It is situated in Upper Thrace plain, at about 160 m altitude, between Rhodope mountains in the south and Sredna gora (Middle forest/mountain) and Stara planina (Old mountain) in the north. The Thracian name of the city was Eumolpias. Later on - in the 4th century BC - Philip II of Macedon renamed the city Philippoupolis after himself - still a very popular name of the city. It flourished during the rise of the Roman and Byzantine empires, and served as metropolis of the Roman province of Thrace. A sightseeing tour of "The Old Town" of Plovdiv, known as "The Pearl of Ancient Thrace". DAY - 4: PLOVDIV - KAZANLAK A sightseeing of the town of Kazanlak, the main town in the Valley of Roses, where the famous Rose Festival is held annually. A visit to the Museum of the Roses - the only museum of the kind in the world, as an inseparable piece ... The Ancient Roman Stadium of Plovdiv . It was built at the beginning of the II century, during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. It's length is 240meters and, so far, has exposed its northern end, while the rest is under the main street of Plovdiv Plovdiv is all in one - a Thracian and classical Greek polis, the pride of Philip of Macedon, the capital of Thrace under the Roman Empire, a centre of Byzantinism, a stronghold of the Bulgarians - always a magnificent, wealthy and important city. The Thracians founded the ancient settlement of Eumolpius about 3,000 years ago. Plovdiv is second biggest city in Bulgaria.It is located in South-Central Bulgaria, 150 km from Sofia, 19 km from Assenovgrad, 102 km from Smolyan and 90 km from Stara Zagora.It is situated on the two banks of the Maritsa river and on six unique hills (called "tepeta"). Remains of ancient, mediaeval, revival and modern culture coexist and are interwoven into the irresistible and eternal ......